06 February 2012

Internet giants pull content after warning in India courts

Internet giants pull content after warning in India courts
Reuters
By Arup Roychoudhury and Harichandan Arakali NEW DELHI/BANGALORE Feb 6 (Reuters) - Internet giants Google Inc and Facebook removed content from some Indian domain websites on Monday following a court directive warning them of a crackdown "like China" ...

Verizon, Redbox combine to start streaming video service
USA TODAY
By Peter Svensson, AP NEW YORK – In a challenge to Netflix, phone company Verizon Communications says it will start a video streaming service later this year in cooperation with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. Verizon (VZ) and Coinstar (CSTR),...

USA TODAY

Nicira OpenFlow: Networking's Next Big Thing?
InformationWeek
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek One of the worst-kept secrets in Silicon Valley was revealed Monday, with the much-anticipated launch of an OpenFlow networking product from $40 million-backed startup Nicira. As an embryonic firm coming out of ...

RPT-As Facebook grows up, it courts Madison Avenue
Reuters
* Former Microsoft exec Everson is linchpin of effort * Commissions first study of ad effectiveness of network * New ad products to be unveiled by end of February * Facebook's rates still trail most other online ads By Peter Lauria Feb 5 (Reuters) ...

Google Earth Update Quashes Atlantis Rumors
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn The 2009 launch of Google Ocean, an underwater extension of Google Earth, included a grid formation in the Atlantic that prompted many to speculate that the search giant had uncovered the lost city of Atlantis. A recent update to Google ...

Facebook Ads Expected Soon on Smartphones, Tablets
PCWorld
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Feb 6, 2012 8:17 AM Get ready for advertising to hit the mobile version of Facebook in early March as the company looks to generate more revenue leading up to its forthcoming initial public offering, according to an online report.

BTJunkie voluntarily closes file-sharing website
Computerworld
By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service - The BitTorrent search engine BTJunkie has shut down its website, the latest file-sharing site to take defensive action following law enforcement's shutdown of MegaUpload last month. BTJunkie said the move was voluntary ...

'Kingdoms of Amalur' a 'passion play' for famed designers
USA TODAY
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY With Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning just hours away from release, the big-name team of visionaries behind the game shared some last-minute thoughts with Game Hunters recently. A role-playing game with an emphasis on action, ...

USA TODAY

Android dominates first-time smartphone buyer biz
Register
By Tony Smith • Get more from this author Punters picking their first smartphone are more likely to select an Android handset. When they come to upgrade, however, there's a good chance they'll defect to the opposition. So suggests market data from US ...

Global Smartphone Shipments Jump 55%, Led by Apple's IPhone 4S
BusinessWeek
By Hugo Miller Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Global smartphone shipments surged 55 percent in the fourth quarter, driven by demand for Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4S, the International Data Corporation said. Shipments advanced to 158 million units from 102 million a ...

Intel SSD 520 Review: Taking Back The High-End With SandForce
Tom's Hardware Guide
If you thought that Intel had conceded the high-end SSD market to its competition, you were wrong. The company's new SSD 520 centers on SandForce's SF-2281 controller, incorporates top-bin IMFT NAND, and is protected by a five-year warranty.

Russian scientists reach buried Antarctic Lake
Fox News
A group of Russian scientists in Antarctica has succeeded in drilling to a lake buried two miles beneath the icy landmass, Russian news service Ria Novosti reported -- following a week of radio silence from the team that had some scratching their heads ...

Fox News

Google Launches 'Solve for X,' Think Tank for Fixing Global Problems
Mashable
Google just debuted a project dedicated to attacking some of the biggest problems facing civilization, such as global warming, and proposing “radical” ideas for solving them. Called “Solve for X,” the idea resembles TED (Technology Entertainment and ...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM goes mobile with iOS, Android, BlackBerry apps
BetaNews
By Tim Conneally If 2011 was all about integrating social media relationships to CRM software, 2012 looks like it will be all about taking relationships to the mobile realm, and mobilizing sales, service and marketing teams with powerful CRM apps.

BetaNews

Barnes & Noble Backed by U.S. Agency Staff in Microsoft Case
Bloomberg
Barnes & Noble Inc. should win a patent-infringement case brought by Microsoft Corp. that threatens to halt imports of the bookseller's Nook e-reader, according to staff of the US trade agency hearing the dispute. Jeff Hsu, a staff attorney at the US ...

Is Best Buy's Super Bowl Commercial a Lie?
DailyFinance
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz, The Motley Fool Posted 10:41AM 02/06/12 Investing Despite its financial struggles, Best Buy (NYS: BBY) was back with another Super Bowl commercial yesterday. No Ozzy Osbourne. No Justin Bieber.

Another publication investigates Foxconn: CNN interviews an iPad assembler ...
9 to 5 Mac
After The New York Times published a lengthy two-part piece covering the controversial working conditions of Apple's supply chain within Foxconn factories in China, other publications have been doing their own investigative work to find out more.

US researchers discover 'Shieldcroc,' dating back 95 million years
Fox News
A new species of prehistoric crocodile that dates back 95 million years ago has been identified by a University of Missouri researcher. The extinct creature, nicknamed “Shieldcroc” due to a thick-skinned shield on its head, is an ancestor of today's ...

Fox News

Over 3 Years Later, 'Deleted' Facebook Photos Are Still Online
Wired News (blog)
By Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica Facebook is still working on deleting photos from its servers in a timely manner nearly three years after Ars first brought attention to the topic. The company admitted on Friday that its older systems for storing uploaded ...

PlayStation Vita demo stations go live at thousands of GameStop locations
Digitaltrends.com
Sony partners with GameStop to set up PlayStation Vita demo kiosks in more than 3300 retail locations, with eight upcoming launch titles available for players to sample. Sony will release its PlayStation Vita in North America on February 22, ...

Digitaltrends.com

Ofcom proposes fall in BT Openreach charges to rivals
Register
By Kelly Fiveash • Get more from this author Updated BT will be forced to cut the prices of the access charges it applies to the company's broadband and telephone lines when leasing them out to other providers, Ofcom said today.

Facebook's Warning Signs
Forbes
Investors are constantly told to read prospectuses and annual reports. Yet many do not. This is a shame because doing so can reveal important information. The company has a very limited operating history and profits have only been realized during the ...

Super Bowl Commercials 2012: Toyota Reinvents The Couch And The DMV
SB Nation Chicago
Toyota claims to have reinvented the Camry -- though they might be better served to save such confident verbiage for when they create a flying Camry or a Camry that can turn into a submarine -- and with that task done, they moved on to re-imagining a ...

NEWS BRIEF: "Tell You 5 Things...", WMG Joins Digital Royalty Fight, Rdio ...
hypebot.com
During a weekend of reading, one piece stood out. "I Just Want To Tell You Five Things…" is a wonderfully honest must read by BigChampagne co-founder Eric Garland, now of Live Nation Labs. We're trying to get Eric to share more.

Will the Spark Tablet Ignite a FOSS Fire?
TechNewsWorld
By Katherine Noyes "it is good to see Linux entering the tablet space ... [but] the Spark is the wrong device to start with," said Roberto Lim, a lawyer and blogger on Mobile Raptor. "My first issue is the price: The $138 Android tablet is transformed ...

This New Spy Technology Could Be Worth Billions - Money Morning
By Guest Editorial
Using GPS to track a risky teenage driver or a cheating spouse is about to become old hat. You see, we are actually on the verge of a revolution that will allow us to locate and track every physical object made in the world. Not to mention ...
Money Morning

Technology Solutions: Cloud Computing | SiteProNews: Webmaster ...
By Keith Murley
Economic uncertainty has created the need for swift, responsive and highly secured IT infrastructures that are also environmentally friendly and more business focused. Organizations are struggling to find the competitive edge, turning to the ...
SiteProNews: Webmaster News & Resources

SciTechDaily.com – Science and Technology News | GeekAlerts
By GeekAlerts.com
Each day at GeekAlerts we show you the latest gadgets, coolest toys, and geekiest stuff. Occasionally, when there is something incredible to share, we also.
Geek Alarm

NYC Testing Taxi Shopping Technology During Fashion Week ...
By mzielinska
Dozens of New York City taxi cabs will be part of a pilot program that will let passengers buy luxury beauty products by swiping their smart phones over special tags.
CBS New York

Technology vs Humanity [Video] | WebProNews
By Mike Tuttle
Poet Marshall Soulful Jones explores the difficulties we have introduced into our society by injectingtechnology into our relationships. People can claim.
WebProNews

What Photographic Tools & Technology Will We Use Today And ...
By scottbourne
What Photographic Tools & Technology Will We Use Today And Lose Tomorrow? February 6, 2012. tags: What Photographic Tools & Technology Will We Use Today And Lose Tomorrow? by scottbourne. I used to make photographs with film ...
Photofocus

De Lage Landen Clean Technology Signs Agreement With Bosch ...
ASSETFINANCE - De Lage Landen, a global provider of high-quality asset-based financing products to manufacturers and distributors of capital goods, has announced that its Clean Technology group has signed a US Master Lease ...
Solarplaza.com, daily solar energy news

ISA: Global Scaling in the Digital Technology Sector | New Tech Post
By Tom Murphy
In particular, we strongly hold the view that the digital technology sector will be in the vanguard of bringing Ireland into a more prosperous economic era. In fact, we can't see how it can be otherwise. To make a serious business impact and ...
New Tech Post

Why Technology and Innovation Are Critical to America's Future
By admin
With the presidential election upon us this year, I have been thinking a bit more than usual about our country's future. Although I am interested in a range of issues regarding where America is headed, I am mostly interested in.
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